kun wu portfolio 2018
C O N T E N T S
A. Small Scale 1. Chile Design Build 2. Pisces House 3. Fiji Design Build 4. Municipal Kindergarten Landscape Design B. Mid-Size Scale 5. 37th Street Apartment 6. Innovation PortAL 7. UHS Hospital Modular C. Large Scale 9. Dynamic Sport Center 10. Harlod Washionton Library Rennovation D. Other 12. Prefabricated Hospital 13. Furniture Design and Build 14. Model Making
Lake View Pavilion Antihuala, Chile Design Built Project Design, Drawing, Construct 2016
Los Ă lamos, Chile 1780 m
The client, Arroco, a chiliean wood company, has support the college of architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, to build a near-lake structure for the local residence of Antihuala, Chile. Surrounded by mature oak and washed in natural light, the site is also facing a lake called Laguna, which is a spritual place for the local villegers.
The pavilion is all wood construction.The diagram below is a explosion view of the structure underneath the building facade. The most challenge we faced was the heighth of the structure with the shape we want to apporach. In order to hold the weight of the rood and facade, each beam have to have three layers of lumber boards.
Pisces House McCormickLake, Michigan Acdamic Project Second Year Studio 2014
The design accomplishes this task via the addition of a small stream that connects a smaller pond to the south to the larger lake. It is from here that the structure itself, inspired by the Pisces symbol, spans this gap. The Bridge that crosses this new stream works as the “cord” for the 2 halves of the structure that brings the building and the site together. The cabin is composed of two halves, two “fish” structures that specialize in opposite programmatic functions: one catering to the private condition and the other to the public. Both halves ultimately offer unique vista’s of the beautiful lake, becoming the perfect getaway cabin for the fishing outdoors man
Looking to the reclusive aspects of the McCormick Lake, the proposed structure works as a catalyst for the natural condition, and that of the addition on man. Both interior and exterior designed with the idea of flowing, yet solid and firm with the wood structured material.
Clientâ€™s Existing House
North 60 Feet
FLOOR WOOD TRUSSES CEILING FRY WALL INSULATION
2X4 RIM FACADE RAIN SCREEN INSULATION 1/2” SHEATING
FLOOR RIM JOIST MUDSILL CONCRETE
BR LR Bridge
Design Build Cautata, Fiji Work Project Design, Drawing, Mock-up 2016
Tension Cable Cable de tensiรณn
Roof Slope 2:12
Pendiente de la cubierta 2:12
Structure Base Base Estructura
Structure 12 m
Influenced by Crown Hall, the Middle of the Break is a structural based architecture multifunctional functional sculpture that located right in the middle of the lake. It serves local residents as a unique space to hangout, a different perspective to view the lake, another way of appreciating the Ocean. For the construction purposes, all the wood could be pre-provide by Arauco, also I would like to intruduce the wood facade (left image). all the ingrediance could be found on the site and we do not need to cut trees. By using local resources, it send a message of build green and fit the site.
Bamboo cover Cubierta de bamb˙
Plano de planta
Pine wood: 2x8
Madera de pino: 2x8
Tension Cable Cable de tensiÛn
Anillo de metalico
Fachada de la paja
Pine wood: 2x6
Madera de pino: 2x6
Pine wood: 2x8
Madera de pino: 2x8
Water Depth: 1.2m
Profundidad del agua : 1,2 m
Plywood thickness: 3.0 cm Espesor de madera: 3,0 cm
Section Drawing SecciÛn de Dibujo
Municipal Kindergarten Landscape Design Beijing, China Work Project Design, Drawing, Site Visit 2013
Beijing Municipal Kindergarten is a kindergarten located in the venter of the city of Beijing. Built in 1960's, the kindergarten need a major renovation due to the insufficient art supply and not enough outdoor space that friendly to the kinds in the age between 3 to 5. The main goals for the design are creating a kid's friendly outdoor space, and also preserve the old trees that occupied the site for over 100 years. The design has taken place starting a circular path way that connects the both level 1 and level 2 classrooms and create an abstract interior space shaped by the pathways.
Circluation Diagram during busy hours
Larson Residence St Charles, Illinois Work Project Rendering, Drawing 2016 - 2018
The design of Thurman Larson Residence has a main focus on sustainable design around a 180 year old Oak Tree that the owner of the property has growing up with. With the “L” shape residence housing layout, it offer a unique sensation of Private and Public space combine within.
THURMAN LARSON RESIDENC E ST. CHARLES ILLINOIS 60175
OCTOBER 26, 2016
The design is focusing on separating the two owners privacy and also the use of the space in the relation to the common courtyard.
Active Water Cooling Pavilion West Lafeyette, Indianna Studio Project Fifth Year Studio 2016
The Water Cooling pavilion is as much a water cycle system, fort and playroom as itis a serious structure space. The idea of the cycle of the water is to recycle the rain water to the top of the pavilion glassesâ€™ panel, while the water flowing down to the bottom, the glass panels would get cooled and the cool air would flowing down.
Thirty-seventh Street Apartment Southside, Chicago Acdamic Project Third Year Studio 2013
Influenced by the prominent Gothic cathedral style surrounding the site, the 37th and Indiana Street apartments had a focus on exhibiting the elemental and structural qualities of masonry columns and the opaque beauty of stained glass.
(top) 1. Regulation diagram 2. Public space using diagram 3. Optimization of the positive aspect of the site climate 4. Variation vertically height and volumes
(left) 1. The apartment is located by the continuation of the Chicago city grid. 2. Eventful and approachable front area for all users that occupies the near by program. 3. Establish an active front and the main streets of 37th and S. Indiana Street. 4. The housing settlement and the open space under the main building connects the downtown area to the south side and west side of the city.
UNIT 2 BR
S Indiana St
S Indiana St
S Indiana St
S Indiana St
After communicate with the client, the design became a mix using building since it is on the edge of the Chicago school zone and Bronzevill commercial distract.
LIMESTONE CAP WOOD RAILING METAL CONNECTION SAFTY GLASS METAL RAILING
WATERPROOF SCREEN ENGINEERED SOIL GRAVEL RESERVIOR LAYER THERMAL INSULATION DRAINAGE LAYER ROOT BARRIER PRECAST CONCRET E
C.M.U BOND BEAM
Green Rood Section Study Assembly Diagram
Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship Birmingham, Alabama Work Project Design, Rendering, Client Meeting 2016 - 2018
The Mobile Chamber of Commerce has purchased an existing building located at 358 St. Louis Street in Mobile for use by Innovation PortAL (Port AL). The transformation goal of the Innovation PortAL is to create a facility that will provide space and resources for start-ups and growing companies in and around Mobile and work as a catalyst for economic development in the region. The building is anticipated to house mixed use tenant spaces of different sizes ranging from 100 square feet to 1500 square feet with flexibility for change as needed. Common core and shared use spaces will be efficiency arranged. The architectural responsibilities will include assisting PortAL with further evaluation of the existing site and buildings, preparation of a final building program, and determining comprehensive project budget and schedule. Work will also include providing comprehensive design, engineering and construction administration services for the entire project. This will include consulting services for structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, on-site civil engineering, interior design services and other consultants that may be identified during the process. It is anticipated that PortAL will hire a local general contractor to work with the architectural and engineer team to assist in budgeting and with final construction of the project.
Perliminary Design Diagram Interior Rendering
Kulture-hus Sport Center Chicago, Illinois Acdamic Project 4th Year Studio 2015 The Kulturhus is a local, community soccer club and music studio building. It provides an indoor and outdoor soccer fields and equipment. Itâ€™s accessibile, welcome to near by community and to bike and pedestrian by providing back and padestrian pathes. It also provides an area efor music events, classes, and a record store where local bands can have a space for record their project and sell their record. The Kultyrhus function as an agent between the Hyde Park area dn the edge of University of Chicago. the budling will work to strengthen the bond within the surrounding area by providing programs to the community that endorse social interraction.
By using the Void and Solid method, it creates different types of spaces. In this case, the program inside the Solid is Music, which has inactive activity; the Program inside the Void is Sports, which has active activity.
Sport and Music are universal langurage for all race, gender, and personality, Which connects the community even though we have differnet jobs and believes. The Kulturehus is not only a fixed-program institute: it is an out growing, yet developing the neighborhood celebration.
Harold Washington Library Renovation Chicago, Illinois Acdamic Project 4th Year Project 2015
A Library is a place to house a collection of books. The architecture of a central library must also accomplish serving as a symbol for the entire city: as a visual connection to the entire library system, which in the city of Chicago, is quite widespread. The Harold Washington Library carries a large selection of books, along with additional programs serving its constituents. By re allocating the additional programs to branch libraries, we return the library to its original intention as a temple for books. In taking on this classical archetype of a library, we designed the library along the Ancient Greek tradition of organizing collections of books along a central atrium that serves as an open arena for discussion and scholarship.
Summer Passive Cooling
Winter Passive Heating
Cat Net Book Shelf Chicago, Illinois Personal Project Design, Built 2016
Tou-Fu Night Stand Chicago, Illinois Personal Project Design, Built 2016
Art Museum Model Making Chicago, Illinois Work Project Model Making 2015 - 2019
The priviate art museum is located in Lincoln Park, Chicago. The major design is Ando Studio in Tokyo, Japan. On his fisrt trip to Chicago, his employee introduced us on a dinner, and delivered an idea that the owner of the museum wants to visual experience the space that is going to be finish in two years. Since it is an old Chicago apartment block building, as result, I came with couple architecture interior renderings, and a fourteen- tables 1:1/2 scaled physical model.
Tadao Ando visit the model shop, Illinois Institute of Technology on May 3rd. We talked about the Model and discussed about finishing material for the real site.
National Museum of Gospel Music Nodel Making Bronzeville, Chicago Work Project Model Making 2017
Pilgrim Baptist Church was a Chicago. However, in 2006, a fire burned fiercely enough to engulf parked cars and gut a nearby school. It spared only the structure’s limestone exterior walls, taking with it a congregation’s beloved home, a city landmark designed by famed architects Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler — and the seedbed for gospel. Architecturally and culturally, Pilgrim is a landmark worth preserving.It was announced in a press conference on Dec. 6 that the corner of 34th and Indiana, where Pilgrim Baptist Church once stood, will become home to the National Museum of Gospel Music. The project is lead by Don Jackson, CEO of Central City Productions and founder of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, and designed by Chicago architect Dirk Lohan. I helped the architect built a 1/4" scale study model for the opening ceremony night in Crown Hall.
Prefabricated Uber Module for Local Hospital Birmingham, Alabama Work Project Design, Revit, Assistant Contractor 2016 - 2018
Design Manufacture Construct (DMC) is a new building delivery system - it replaces traditional design and construction methods with a 21st century approach. DMC is building delivery designed to Leverage manufacturing so construction is simple. Todays’ budiling are the result of traditional design adn construction thinking that has ecolced little in a century. This produces an expensive, low-performance buidling slowly. BLOX is changing that with Design Manufacture Construct (DMC), an open source method to design buidlings with twice the quality of traditional buildings, assemble them twoice as fast as triaditional construction, and produce them for half the cost. For the current project, a hospital in Taxes, we used Uber Modules of 15’ by 13’ by 30’ with cariation functions of rooms such as operation rooms, reception rooms, and X Ray rooms.
15’X32’ TYPICAL FRAME
D MEP MODULE
The whole system is designed and manufactured in the company of BLOX, and the components got assembled and shiped by oversized truck to the site. the whole construction of the hospital is two times shorter than triditional project.
During the shop drawing phases, my main job is to produce MEP duct work drawings.
Architectural Design Projects